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Parent Friendly Standards


Key Ideas & Details


Students will accurately quote from a fiction text to explain what it says and support inferences that they have made.


Students will determine the theme of a fiction text by thinking about the details in the text, explain how characters respond to challenges, describe how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic, and summarize a fiction text in their own words.


Students will compare and contrast characters, settings, or events using details in the text to support their comparison.


Craft & Structure


Students will determine the meanings of words and phrases an author uses, understand the meaning of figurative language (i.e. similes and metaphors) in a fiction text.


Students will explain how chapters, scenes or stanzas fit together to give structure to stories, plays, and poems.


Students will describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences a fiction text.


Integration of Knowledge & Ideas


Students will explain how visuals contribute to a story.



Students will compare and contrast similar themes or topics in stories from the same fiction genre.



Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity



Students will read and understand fifth grade stories, plays, and poems independently.




**Informational Text**

Key Ideas & Details


Students will quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says and when drawing inferences from the text.


Students will determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.


Students will explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.


Craft & Structure


Students will determine the meanings of words and phrases in science and social studies texts.



Students will compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts.


Students will analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic by discussing similarities and differences in their points of view.


Integration of Knowledge & Ideas


Students will use different types of informational texts to locate an answer or to solve a problem.


Students will explain how an author uses specific reasons and evidence to support particular points in informational texts.


Students will use information from several different informational texts on the same topic to help me write or speak with knowledge about the topic.


Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity


Students will read and understand 5th grade informational texts independently.